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Tag: backpack

Grand Canyon National Park: South Rim to Phantom Ranch

*Please note that some of the below links in this post are affiliate links. Location: Grand Canyon National Park Elevation Gain: 1800 feet Mileage: 35.6 miles Difficulty: Strenuous Type: Overnight Backpacking Plan far in advance Usually I begin with the background, this time I…

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My Picks – January 2018

That hammock you’ve always been waiting to relax in while wearing that jacket you won’t ever take off in a National Park. Check out my new picks this month!

Mt. Whitney – Inyo National Forest

Mt. Whitney, tallest mountain of the lower 48 is not a hike to be taken lightly. You don’t just wake up and say, hey I think I’m going to hike Mt. Whitney today. Why? Because you shouldn’t! I’ve climbed the summit twice and put together a guide that can help you plan out your adventure if you choose to climb it.

Pear Lake Ski Hut – Sequoia National Park

Where: Sequoia National Park Mileage: 12.9 miles Elevation gain: 3000 ft Difficulty: Difficult Type: Out-and-back Background Pear Lake Ski Hut (also called “Pear Lake Ranger Station”) is a small ski hut nestled 6 miles deep off the highway in Sequoia National Park near Wolverton….

My Picks – May 2017

1. REI Co-op Sit Pad > >>that pad you buy in order to not sit on a hard surface on your hike There’s been plenty of times that I have been on backpacking trips and have to either bring out my mattress from the…

My Picks – February 2017

Winter has hit hard here in California and if you’re making your way to the snow here is some much needed gear for some of your hobbies. Check out my February Picks!

My Picks – November 2016

1. Smartwool NTS 250 Long Underwear Bottoms > >>that base layer you buy for a cold night when camping or a day out on the slopes. IT’S ON SALE NOW AT REIGARAGE. I have an icebreaker base layer that I usually use when I…

My Picks – October 2016

1. Luzon 18L Daypack DEL DIA > >>that backpack you take on a day hike or a backpacking trip I have a couple day packs already, but this one is by far the most comfortable one I have used. I didn’t actually go out…